Mrs Belle DARNALL, 81, a native of Trigg county suffered a fatal stroke at the home of her son who resides in Parson,
She was the daughter of A.D. and Polly Ann HARGROVE and was born April 23, 1862. In 1882 she was united in marriage to John F DARNALL and to this union were born four children, two children, Arthur and Mrs Lillie Shelton having
proceeded their mother in death. Mrs Darnall had spent her entire lifetime, with the exception of the last ten months, in Trigg county.
Ten months ago she took up residence with her son in whose home she passed away.
Funeral services were conducted from the home and burial was made in a graveyard close to the place of her death. There survives one son, Julian Darnall, Parsons, Tenn; Mrs Lucian Dunn of Golden Pond; one brother Tandy Hargrove of Bumpas Mills, Tenn; several grand children and great grandchildren.
She was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. Cadiz
Record Jan 1944


Roaring Spring Items - 1878
Mr. John J. Darnall, a respectable citizen living near this place was drowned in Casey’s Creek on the 7th inst.  He left town about sun set for home, about two miles on the Linton road, and about the same time Mr. Deering a tenant of Mr. Darnall, followed him on foot.  About ½ miles from town Mr. Darnall lost his hat which Deering picked up and carried along with him to the residence of the former.  Upon inquiring for Mr. Darnall it was found he had not reached home.  Deering and a little son of Mr. Darnall immediately went to the stable to see if he was there.  They found the horse, saddle and bridle but the rider was missing.  They at once, started back toward the Roaring Spring and on reaching the Casey Creek, to their horror found the body of Mr. Darnell resting on the dry bed of the creek with his face and neck in a hole of water – face down.

There were two fords in Casey’s creek, one about 150 yards above the other.  The upper ford is the one usually traveled by persons on horseback or in wagons, while the lower one is used by footmen.  Deering crowed at this ford and of course missed Darnell.

Esq. John P. Nance was sent for who summoned a jury to inquire into the cause of the death of Mr. Darnall, who after hearing all the evidence, returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death by drowning.

Dr. R. H. Greenwade was called in during the inquest, and after examining the body stated he could find no marks of violence. -
Cadiz Record


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